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Ronald Phillips Ltd – Making Room

One of Britain’s pre-eminent dealers of fine English antique furniture and objects, Ronald Phillips Antiques Ltd., are re-evaluating their stock after a recent move to new premises. Ronald Phillips have entrusted Christie’s with the disposal of their surplus to be … Continue reading

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A few early auction catalogues produced by ‘Mr. Christie, At his Great Room in Pall Mall’. Fig. 1. Catalogue dated 7th of March, 1772. (Lewis Walpole Library) Fig. 2. Catalogue dated 18th of April, 1772. (Lewis Walpole Library) Fig. 3. … Continue reading

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How Rings Can Easily Become Irritable and Sore

A good customer, whom I had been cultivating for some time, was in the market for a mid-eighteenth-century mahogany long case clock and I tracked down a contender at an auction in the west of England. I attended the pre-auction … Continue reading

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